Infrastructure stories

All the latest rail infrastructure and network news.

How collaboration is key to transforming the way we do things on the railways

17th February 2020

The rail industry has never faced the challenges that it has today – with passenger numbers spiralling, more complex timetables […]

New, longer platform opens at Market Harborough railway station

17th February 2020

Network Rail has today opened a new, longer platform at Market Harborough station, which will allow longer trains with more […]

Dyer & Butler takes Time to Talk Day to encourage discussion around mental health

17th February 2020

Dyer & Butler, a multi-disciplined engineering services specialist focused on essential infrastructure including airports, railways and highways, recently supported ‘Time […]

Spital station users benefit from expanded car park thanks to Combined Authority investment

17th February 2020

Rail users can now benefit from increased car parking at Spital station, Wirral, with the opening of an extension to […]

New signalling system introduced on the Wherry lines

17th February 2020

Over 130 years of signalling history came to an end today on the Wherry lines with the reopening of the […]

Alstom confirms talks with Bombardier about possible acquisition

17th February 2020

The French train-builder Alstom has confirmed that it is holding discussions about a possible acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. The Canadian […]

Improving safety for trackside installations on the UK’s railways

14th February 2020

A hidden network of cables keeps the railways running, but the installation and maintenance of cable ducting poses some real […]

Signalling equipment on stilts helping storm-proof West Coast main line

13th February 2020

A section of the West Coast main line in Cumbria, which was wrecked for a fortnight in 2015, reopened in […]

County’s first new station in over 100 years to open next Sunday

13th February 2020

Worcestershire’s first new railway station in over 100 years is opening next weekend. Passengers can travel to and from Parkway […]

Elastacloud confirmed as second headline sponsor for Destination Digitalisation

13th February 2020

Rail Alliance, in partnership with Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE), is delighted to announce that the second […]

Further £10m commitment to bringing back rail service

12th February 2020

The re-introduction of direct passenger trains between south-east Northumberland and the centre of Newcastle in the next three years is […]

Jacobs Secures Network Rail Framework to Deliver Design Services

12th February 2020

Jacobs has been awarded places on four Lots for Network Rail’s prestigious Design Services Framework (DSF), to deliver multi-disciplinary technical […]

Significant step towards more resilient railway as new Dawlish sea wall takes shape despite challenging conditions caused by Storm Ciara

12th February 2020

Plans to protect the vital rail artery to the south west from rising sea levels and extreme weather have taken […]

Nexus and Stadler officially sign the contract for a new Metro train fleet

12th February 2020

Nexus has officially signed a contract with the Swiss train builder Stadler to produce the new train fleet for the […]

Reaction to HS2 announcement

11th February 2020

If there’s one thing everyone can agree on when it comes to HS2, it is the fact that the project […]

Supply Chain collaborate to accelerate delivery

11th February 2020

Porterbrook, Siemens Mobility and Bombardier have agreed a new approach to the fitment of ETCS technology on existing Electrostar fleets. […]

Bedfordshire cyclists applaud major investment in Thameslink station cycle facilities

11th February 2020

Bedfordshire cyclists have welcomed the investment of more than £160,000 to improve bicycle facilities at Luton and Leagrave railway stations. […]

Record numbers attend Rail Industry Networking event

10th February 2020

The organisers of Rail Industry Networking (RIN) are celebrating their most successful event yet, with 420 visitors attending the latest […]

Midlands first as new trains arrive at Chasewater Railway

10th February 2020

Chasewater Railway is the first to preserve a classic of the 1980’s, the Pacer train. The usually steam operated heritage […]

Manchester Mayor calls for NPR to take priority over HS2

10th February 2020

The Mayor of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority has called for the Government to prioritise the building the Northern Powerhouse […]